Desmodium microphyllum (Thunb.) DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Hedysarum microphyllum Thunb.
  • Synonym(s) : Desmodium parvifolium DC.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Desmodium microphyllum (Thunb.) DC.
  • Vernacular name :
    • Kattu-avam-poovu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grassy places
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in grassy places among rocks near streams
  • Key identification features : Prostrate herb, much branched
  • Flower, Fruit : July-February
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Cuttack district, Khurda district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district
  • World Distribution : Tropical Asia, Australia, India, China
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature :
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1
    • H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa
    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1.
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Desmodium microphyllum. Downloaded on 14 June 2024.

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India Distribution

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